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Island Vibe Port Elizabeth

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   4 Jenvey Road, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014
ChrisGreenwell Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Enjoyed my stay here a lot and the staff were really nice and helpful in booking me on the addo trip at the last minute! Very clean and spacious with a big pool and snooker table as well as dstv which enabled me to watch the football in the evening. Would reccomend to anyone staying in port elizabeth

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Port Elizabeth, responded to this review

Hi Chris We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Island Vibe in Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay! We hope the Addo trip was great. See you again soon. Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I REALLY don't want to leave This place but i have to GREAT location in a very nice neighborhood, 3 minutes walk from the sand dunes esplanade along the beach front. Very specious and clean place. Nice Jacuzzi area to relax the sore muscles, of long hours sitting in a car. Beautiful big swimming pool in a very nice back... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Port Elizabeth, responded to this review

Hi Yoshi! Thank you for your review! We are sorry you had to leave, but the jacuzzi and swimming pool await your return! Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Brno, Czech Republic
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59 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were looking to spend the night in Port Elizabeth as we traveled on to Addo. This property suited our needs exactly. The location was quiet and private, the facilities are quite spacious and the kitchen area is large enough for several people to work in the space without being on top of each other. The children loved the pool.

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Port Elizabeth, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for your valuable review! We are glad your family enjoyed their stay - it is a great location for people wanting to visit Addo. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Durban, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed in a private ensuite room with a double bed. Room was hot and only a noisy, portable fan provided. Our room was near reception & tv area, and was therefore noisy. Insufficient parking, therefore our car was parked in when we wanted to leave at 7am. Toilet was filthy! Otherwise room was clean, hot shower & good sleep.... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Port Elizabeth, responded to this review

Good day, Sharnay! We apologise for you being parked in - unfortunately our secure parking gets full during peak season. We have spoken to the cleaning staff and provided a check list to ensure the bathrooms stay clean at all times. We are also putting ceiling fans in all our rooms to combat the heat - we are so sorry... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We, 4 german volunteers, had a really good time at the island vibe. The staff is amazing. Especially Eve was incredibly helpful, caring and nice. She did everything she could to make our stay as comfortable as possible. When i got sick, she rebooked all our tours at addo and scotchia and really cared for me. We must say that... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Port Elizabeth, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for your special review! Eve is a great employee and we value her very much! We hope you will come back to visit her (and stay with us) again soon! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Deutschland
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I've been there with my girlfriend 3 weeks ago. The Island Vibe P.E. (or 99miles lodge) is different than the other Island Vibes in Knysna or J-Bay. It is more a quiet lodge than a backpackers but as known from the other Island Vibes with very nice and helpful staff! The room we stayed was very nice with a comfortable... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Port Elizabeth, responded to this review

Good day, Sebastian! Thank you for your great review! Each of our establishments aims to create a unique "vibe", with PE's one being quiet and relaxing. We are glad we achieved that aim with your stay! Please come back and visit us again. Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This was a perfect pick! I did not expect to find such a gem in my travels.....peaceful, true quality and definitely one to recommend. The staff were super friendly and my "dorm" a pleasant surprise - not a dorm at all - no bunk beds:)!!! And the vibe was really chilled and low key. Awesome location - close to beach... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Port Elizabeth, responded to this review

Good day, Leyla! We are so glad you had a quality stay with us! You are right! - we are not a backpackers, but more of an upmarket beach lodge. We hope you visit us again soon for a great night stay! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Port Elizabeth is a compulsory stop on the baz bus, but I wouldn't recommend staying in PE longer than 1-2 nights. When Island Vibe is full, this is a great hostel, the free pool table, well equipped bar and Freddie make for some really fun nights. The hostel is a bit lacking in backpacker facilities.

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Port Elizabeth, responded to this review

Good day! I think you are referring to our Jeffrey's Bay establishment - yet we are so glad you had a great time. Freddy is good entertainment! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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11 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Having come from some great hostels along the garden route - we arrived at island vibe late at night and were greeted by a full house of about 15 local children! These kids couldn't have been much more than 14 years old! This is something that I never experienced in any other hostel throughout my trip. There were about 8-10... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Port Elizabeth, responded to this review

Good day! We sincerely apologize for your experience. We did have a group of 10 children and 4 teachers booked in - yet the teachers were not upfront about the ages of the children. We expected the teachers to take better control of the children, which did not happen. Due to this incident, we have stopped taking group booking like... More

South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I arrived with the Baz bus in the evening and was warmly welcomed by Freddie as he was making braai with some fellow guests. I ended up eating some ostrich sausage - yum! Both Freddie and Eve are extremely helpful with any requests and questions I had. Not far from the beach and 20mins walk to Boardwalk for something to... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Port Elizabeth, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for the great review - we are happy you had an enjoyable stay! Come and visit us again soon! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

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Additional Information about Island Vibe Port Elizabeth

Also Known As:
Island Vibe Port Elizabeth Summerstrand
Address: 4 Jenvey Road, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Vibe Port Elizabeth 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Island Vibe Port Elizabeth has luxurious and spacious accommodation at affordable Flashpacker prices! Dorms, Double rooms or private apartments available. ... more   less 
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